Scoring 19 Dionysian points, the great vintage of 1966 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou listed its alcohol at 11% to 14%, and now cost hundrends of dollars a bottle, but was under $18 when released.
This wine is a Second Growth from Saint Julien since 1855, and new ones are released at well over $100 a bottle. It had rich leather, smoky oak, and a roasted black fruit nose.
The Cabernet Sauvignon shows the most in the aroma; some blueberry from the Merlot still lingers too. After decanting a load of sediment out of the wine, it was ruby with an orange edge telling that at 52 years old, it’s ready. In Vino Veritas.